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Endemism within endemism: a new species of Austroleptis Hardy, 1920 (Diptera: Austroleptidae) from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest highlands

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Fachin, Diego Aguilar [1, 2] ; Santos, Charles Morphy D. [3] ; Amorim, Dalton De Souza [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biol, Lab Evolucao & Morfol Diptera, Av Bandeirantes 3900, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Coordenacao Zool, Av Perimetral 1901, BR-66077830 Belem, Para - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Rua Santa Adelia 166, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4803, n. 3, p. 483-494, JUN 29 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

A third species of the southern temperate tabanomorph genus Austroleptis Hardy, 1920 (Diptera: Austroleptidae)-A. camposgerais sp. nov.-from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest is described and illustrated. A key for the species of the genus in Brazil is provided. Shared derived features indicate a sister group relationship between the new species and A. longirostris Fachin et al., 2018. Whatever the relationships among the species of this clade, however. there is a process of endemism within endemism in the Atlantic Forest: species at higher altitudes undergo vicariance process that do not affect lowland species distributed around the mountain chains. The low number of specimens known from highland species and the very restricted geographic distribution of each species strongly indicate the urgency to protect the natural environments at higher altitudes in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/11768-8 - Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of Diptera in the Atlantic Forest: analysis of form, time and space emphasizing the infraorder Tabanomorpha (Diptera, Brachycera)
Grantee:Charles Morphy Dias dos Santos
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants